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Old 10-30-2002, 11:02 PM
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How much does a gallon of gas weigh?

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Thanks Fred, sending the props to Mercury to have them labbed, now that the season is over for me. Trying to get an exact weight on the boat.


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i'm not sure about gas but water is 8.5 # and salt water is 10# per gallon so gas should be close to that
 
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Automotive fuel is usually rounded to 7 pounds per gallon, I know some plane guys use it too, maybe it's just a safety margin.
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Pump gas is awful close to 6 pounds. Diesel is closer to 7 pounds. Water is a shade over 8. Figure a smidge over 7 for lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids.
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GAS 7.48 LBS/GAL
WATER 8.33 LBS/GAL
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my fish tank is 1600 gallons do you think it is heavy?
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see this link:

http://www.processassociates.com/cgi-bin/oil_vw.exe

gasoline: 6.2 lb. per US gallon
lubricating oil: 7.2 lb. per US gallon
diesel: 7.0 lb. per US gallon
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Your right on the gasoline weight.
6.2 lb/gal on 87 octane
6.21 on 89
6.4 on 93
diesel 7.0 lbs
water 8.33 lbs/gal
I got the 7.48 for # of gallons per cubic feet of water.
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